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An appeal to aid and rehabilitate drought – hit people in Maharashtra

An appeal to aid and rehabilitate drought – hit people in Maharashtra



Summer may still be a couple of months away but in 3,905 villages in 12 districts of Maharashtra, faced with one of the worst droughts since 1972, people have started migrating to Mumbai and neighbouring Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

A high-ranking govt. official said situation in five districts ”Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed and Osmanbad “is so bad that the existing drinking water will last only till the end of this month. “For the state govt., it will be a real testing time. After March, we will have to transport water to these areas either from neighbouring districts or even by trains from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh,” he said. sib12 He further admitted that the available water in dams is grim. In the badly-affected Marathwada region, only 9% water is left in the dams compared with 30 per cent last year. In western Maharashtra, the stock is 32 per cent against 40 per cent last year. Similar situa…